New MBP + External Display

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Coldsnap0, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Coldsnap0 macrumors newbie

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    I heard from some people that there have been issues with the new MBP and external monitors. I'm planning on going out tomorrow to buy a 19' or a 22' external, both VGA (Since I have the VGA Adapter for the new MBP). Now, has anyone experienced issues between Boot Camped XP and Leopard? (Such as video playback or gaming?)
    Also, can i simply have the lappy closed while hooked up to monitor to use it?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can use it closed. What issues would there be?
     
  3. Coldsnap0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    There are many, many complaints about external displays (including Apple's own ACD) that flicker or flash when waking from sleep until the monitor is unplugged/replugged or the computer is rebooted. This seems to only affect the 9400M graphics, however, so with a MBP you can keep it set to 9600 to get around the issue; there is no fix for the MB however.

    EDIT: I think the HDCP issue with HD movies not playing over VGA displays has been fixed by a patch. In theory, the SD version of the movie (which comes when you purchase the HD version) should be played instead. However, I think there is still a problem if you connect via DVI to a non-HDCP compliant monitor; the HD movie should not play, but I don't know if the SD version will play instead.
     
  5. Coldsnap0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I never buy or rent movies off iTunes.
    Any issues playing video games with boot camp though?
     
  6. johnrs macrumors 6502a

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    Hi

    I have the new MBP and also boot camp installed for the odd PC games. As yet I have not had any problems booting up into windows vista and playing games or watching stuff via VLC player. I have set my monitor as the main display and all works fine for me..

    I am using the mini display adpater -> DVI

    Hope this helps a little.
     
  7. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Either have i ! my MBP works nicely with one screen or my dual screens.
     

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